Oilers' Prospects Desjardins NHLE For February - Omark Is Still On Fire

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The curtain falls on a February that saw the spotlight shift towards a pair of kids that haven't had much positive press since the arrival of Jordan Eberle and Pääjärvi.  Riley Nash and Chris VandeVelde, the pair of erudite centers stormed through February, combining for 22 points in 12 games.  Nash racked up four goals and nine assists in seven games and VandeVelde tallied three goals and six assists in five games.  Nash's NHLE82 jumped from 26 to 38 and VandeVelde's NHLE82 moved from 26 to 32.  

Linus Omark jumped to the top of the equivalency list with a strong month as well, pushing Dynamo Moscow to a 4th place finish and into the KHL playoffs.

 


Player - League DOB Drafted GP G A P NHL PPG NHL82
Linus Omark - KHL 2/5/87
97
53
17
13
30
.564 46
Jordan Eberle - WHL 5/15/90 22 50
13
14
27
.534
44
Magnus-Pääjärvi Svensson - SEL 4/12/91 10 42 9 12 21 .501 41
Riley Nash - NCAA 5/9/89 21 24 4 7 11 .461 38
Alexei Mikhnov - KHL 8/31/82 17
37
5
11
16
.426
35
Chris Vande Velde - NCAA 3/15/87 97 32 5 7 12 .384 32
Phil Cornet - QMJHL 3/28/90 133
59
8 13 21 .354 29
Alexander Bumagin - KHL 3/1/87 170 51 7 10 17 .353 29
Teemu Hartikainen - SM-Liiga 5/3/90 163
44 6 9 15 .341 28
Robby Dee - NCAA 4/9/87 86
25 5 4 9 .328 27
Toni Rajala - WHL 3/29/91 101 53 7 10 17 .317 26
Milan Kytnar - WHL 5/19/89 127
35 3 6 9 .265 22
Anton Lander - SEL 4/24/91 40
42 4 7 11 .260 21
Vyacheslav Trukhno - AHL 2/22/87 120 58 4 4 8 .137 11
Colin McDonald - AHL 9/30/84 51
59 4 4 8 .134 11



Jeff Petry - NCAA 12/9/87 45
35 2
9
11
.305
25
Taylor Chorney - AHL 4/27/87 36
31 2
4 6
.185
15
Cody Wild - AHL 6/5/87 140 37
0
6
6 .166
14
Kyle Bigos - NCAA 5/12/89 99
30 1
3
4
.123
10
Theo Peckham - AHL 11/10/87 75
36
0
3
3
.73
9
Alexandre Plante - AHL 5/9/89 15
49 1
3 4
.081
7
Johan Motin - AHL 10/10/89 103
43
1
2
3
.049 4

 

Jordan Eberle's pace has slowed a bit once again, but he's still having a fine season on a weak team.  Pääjärvi has been on a pace in the low-40s for much of the season and that hasn't changed.  Phil Cornet's pace has slowed a bit and Teemu Hartikainen has entered another slump, though he's still firing (14 shots in his last two games).

The end of the NCAA season draws near and it looks like three of these guys will make the post-season, though that is very much in the air as the conference tournaments begin.  

NHLE was developed by the indefatigable Gabriel Desjardins of Behindthenet.ca and the outstanding Behind The Net Hockey. Gabe's methodologies are described on his translations page:

One way to evaluate the difficulty of one league relative to another is to examine the relative performance of players who have played in both leagues.  Players rarely play significant time in two leagues in the same year, but they often play in one league in one year and in another the next.  As long as a player’s skill level is approximately constant over this two year period, the ratio of his performance in each league can be used to estimate the relative difficulty of the two leagues.

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